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Pfaudler-Balfour Thermal Control Units (TCUs)

Pfaudler-Balfour, the leading manufacturer of glassed steel Reactor systems, has developed a range of innovative, advanced, single fluid systems for Reactor heating and cooling with design temperatures ranging from -100oC to 350oC. Pfaudler-Balfours flexibility allows primary services to be combined together in one unit. The advantages are many, particularly in reactor operations: Smooth, continuous temperature control, with no gaps because there are no fluid changeovers. No thermal shock to vessels. No interruption of process. No hot spots, resulting in higher product yields and quality. Off-batches are minimised, if not eliminated. Savings on expensive raw materials can be made because the yield is maximised without adding excess reactants. Suitable for the very cold operating temperatures required by todays new chemical formulas and reactions. Accurate temperature control to +/- 1 C without risk to your reactor. Repeatability and accurate recordable measurement for meeting FDA requirements. Programmable heating and cooling ramps for accurate unsupervised operations. Systems suitable for operation in hazardous atmospheres and environments. The image bellow is a guide to the standard units developed by Pfaudler-Balfour, where; DI refers to a Direct Injection TCU. HC refers to a Closed Loop TCU. The subsequent case studies show the flexibility of the latest TCUs produced by Pfaudler-Balfour.

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DuPont - Sweden
To provide three standard heating and cooling (HC-15) Closed Loop Thermal Control Units, complete with expansion tanks and control systems, to service three AE 2500 Reactors. Temperature: -29oC to 200oC Pressure: FV to 6 barg Flow Rate: 15m3/hr Dowcal 20 (50%) 159kW 4barg steam, 270 kg/hr at 152oC 160kW Glycol (50%), 10m3/hr, at -10oC 20 weeks

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Janssen Pharmaceuticals - Belgium


To provide two Closed Loop Cryogenic TCUs. The TCUs provide hot or cold Thermal fluid to a BE 4000 Reactors Temperature: -50C to +200C Pressure: FV to 10 barg Flow Rate: 60m3/hr Temperature: -100C to +200C Pressure: FV to 10 barg Flow Rate: 60m3/hr Syltherm fluid (KLM4) 130kW Electric Heater 150kW Liquid Nitrogen, 2.25 m3/hr at -196oC 25 weeks

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Solvay Inertox Belgium


To provide a Closed Loop electric heated, air cooled Thermal Control Unit with expansion tank, to service a AE 1600 Reactor. Temperature: -29C to +300C Pressure: FV to 10 barg Flow Rate: 38m3/hr Texatherm HT22 450kW Electric Heater 183kW Air Cooler For system cooling and for the control of exothermic reactions. 18 weeks

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Jacobs Novartis - Grimsby


To provide two Direct Injection heating and cooling (DI-15) Thermal Control Units, to service two of BE 1000 Reactors. Temperature: 0C to +200C Pressure: FV to 10 barg Flow Rate: 15m3/hr Water 175kW 2barg steam, 291 kg/hr at 133oC 2barg Direct Injection Water at 10oC 22 weeks

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Abbott Laboratories - England


To provide a Closed Loop heating and cooling (HC-34) Thermal Control Unit with expansion tank, to service an AE4000L reactor. Temperature: -29C to +200C Pressure: FV to 10 barg Flow Rate: 34m3/hr Marlotherm LH 173kW 6barg steam, 302 kg/hr at 165oC 75kW Brine, 28 m3/hr at -10oC 17 weeks